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There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations

March 2019

HANOI—On Thursday afternoon, as it became clear that lunch between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Why Walking Away from Kim's Deal May Have Been the Right Move

February 2019

President Trump caught the world by surprise once again yesterday with a decision not to sign a deal with his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Stanford scholars discuss the diplomacy of denuclearization

February 2019

Siegfried S. Hecker, FSI Senior Fellow Emeritus, with Elliot A.

Transcript: Andrew Kim on North Korea Denuclearization and U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy

February 2019

Prices for Denuclearization of North KoreaAndrew KimRemarks delivered at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center | February 22, 2019  We have a long history of negotiating with...

Extending New START is a no-brainer—And yet, we can’t count on it

February 2019

The Trump administration has finished off the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a treaty mortally wounded by Russia’s deployment of a banned intermediate-range missile.

The Second Trump-Kim Summit Must Settle the Big Questions

February 2019

“There is no detailed definition or shared agreement of what denuclearization entails....” These words were not from critics of ambivalence in the Trump administration’s nuclear negotiations with...

North Korea in 2018: A Q&A with Siegfried Hecker

February 2019

In May 2018, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) scholars Siegfried Hecker, Robert Carlin, and Elliot Serbin released an in-depth report analyzing the nuclear history...

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun Delivers First Public Address on U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy at a Shorenstein APARC Event

January 2019

The United States is prepared to pursue “simultaneously and in parallel” all of the commitments outlined at the Trump-Kim Singapore Summit, said the U.S.

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

January 2019

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and of the Korea Program, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

Whence Korean Denuclearization

January 2019

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen.

Ukraine, nuclear weapons and the trilateral statement 25 years later

January 2019

Today, January 14, marks the 25th anniversary of the Trilateral Statement.  Signed in Moscow by President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, the...

Why will it take at least ten years for North Korea to abandon its nuclear program? Q&A with Dr. Siegfried Hecker

December 2018

Recently, the leaders of the two Koreas met again, and they signed a joint declaration which they said would bring peace to the Peninsula. How do you like the meeting and the declaration?

South Korea’s Top Envoy to the United States Meets with Stanford Experts

December 2018

On November 29, the Korea Program at the Walter H.

Why insisting on a North Korean nuclear declaration up front is a big mistake

November 2018

My reply to the frequently asked question if Kim Jong Un will ever give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons is, “I don’t know, and most likely he doesn’t know either.

Fourth Young Nuclear Professionals forum brings together U.S. and Russian scholars in Moscow

November 2018

Persistent nuclear threats and the recent erosion of relations between the United States and Russia paint a gloomy picture for the future of cooperation between nuclear powers.

Looking Past CVID with North Korea

July 2018

While the Trump administration may still believe in CVID, Gi-Wook Shin and Joyce Lee argue that–at present–it is no longer a realistic goal.In an article for for 38 North, Shin and Lee explain why...

Siegfried Hecker's 'Solution' to North Korean Denuclearization - Interview with SisaIN (Korea)

July 2018

SisaIN: You suggested that the best way for denuclearization is to convert N.

Stanford researchers release risk-management roadmap to denuclearization in North Korea

May 2018

Immediate denuclearization of North Korea is unrealistic, said Stanford scholars in an in-depth report released by the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Instead,...

Why did Kim Jong Un blow up his nuclear test site?

May 2018

STANFORD, Calif. — When President Trump abruptly canceled the summit with North Korea last week, it overshadowed the closing of North Korea’s nuclear test site just a few hours before.

Stanford scholars discuss diplomacy’s future after U.S.-North Korea summit is canceled

May 2018

 What led to the U.S. canceling the planned summit with North Korea? Could a meeting realistically be rescheduled?

Stanford scholars weigh in on withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

May 2018

Following the announcement of the U.S.

How did the Fukushima disaster affect air pollution?

February 2018

Q&A with Rodney C. Ewing, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.